Re: just talked to university vet (dex test)

jenalfriston <jennimac@...>

I would like to second the total avoidance of any topical steroidal treatments with these horses. Years ago, before I even knew about equine Cushings I had a 26 year old thoroughbred who had an eye infection. The vet prescribed a steroid cream. He blistered all down his face and on his legs where he had rubbed his eyes - big weeping sores. The vet had never seen a reaction like it. Very shortly after he developed laminitis. Knowing what I know now he so obviously had Cushings poor old fellow.

New Zealand
June 2008

--- In EquineCushings@..., "Linda" <PapBallou@...> wrote:

Actually, steroid through any type of administration can be an issue with these horses. I know of one that became laminitic with a topical steroid cream on her ears. >
EC Primary Response
West Coast
May 2004

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